Christian Monumental topography of Thessaloniki (4th - 14th century)

Course Information
TitleΧΡΙΣΤΙΑΝΙΚΗ ΜΝΗΜΕΙΑΚΗ ΤΟΠΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗΣ Α'(4ος-14ος αι.) / Christian Monumental topography of Thessaloniki (4th - 14th century)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorGlykeria Chatzouli
Course ID60000564

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After completing the lectures students will be able to: -distinguish the topography of Byzantine Thessaloniki. - desribe the Ecclesiastical Architecture of the monuments (4th-14th century) that helps to date them. -analyze the pictorial program of the above monuments that helps to date the decoration. -practice "reading" the features of the images
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
From the 4th century AD until 1430, the year of the definitive conquest of the city of Thessaloniki by the Ottomans, Thessaloniki the “contiguous” and second in significance city in Byzantium, supported the imperial politics in the European section of the Empire. At the palaeologian period Thessaloniki was a forerunner in the intellect and theological thinking of the time. At the Ottoman period the city continue played a leading role in Balkan space, at the level of intellectual and artistic production. The monuments (Rotonda, Aghios Dimitrios, Acheropoeitos, Monastery of Latomou, Aghia Sophia, Aghios Nikolaos Orfanos, Hypapanti, Nea Panaghia, Aghios Athanasios etc.) represent the civilization and art of Byzantium over time. The aim of the course is to make students aware of the exceptional quality and variety of artistic trends that indicate our medieval tradition. However, the most notorious witnesses of artistic performance are the city’s monuments, which with the ornate mosaic and mural decoration are included in the most important works of our world cultural heritage in the Balkan region.
Christian art, architecture, Painting, Monuments Thessaloniki (4th - 14th century)
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of powerpoint and ikones
Course Organization
Reading Assigment341.4
Student Assessment
Oral exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ευτ. Κουρκουτίδου-Νικολαΐδου, Χρ. Μαυροπούλου-Τσιούμη, Χ. Μπακιρτζής, Ψηφιδωτά της Θεσσαλονίκης, (4ος -14ος αι.), Αθήνα 2012.
Additional bibliography for study
Eft. Kourkoutidou – Nikolaidou, Ch. Mavropoulou-Tsioumi, Ch. Bakirtzis, Mosaics of Thessaloniki, (4th-14th century), Athens 2012.
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